TM Acquisitions Impact Corporate HR Strategy

A new report reveals the impact on corporate customers and competing vendors of the recent billion-dollar acquisitions of talent management providers SuccessFactors and Taleo by SAP and Oracle.

The in-depth “Insights Report” analyzes the immediate aftermath of these and other acquisitions in the talent systems market. It explores the underlying trends and drivers behind the acquisitions, the broader effects that consolidation is likely to have on the talent management market, and the impact on corporate customers and their HR systems strategy.

“Rather than just discussing the SAP and Oracle acquisitions in isolation, we feel it’s important to understand what’s driving these big market changes, and most critically, what they mean for corporate customers. But these big questions haven’t really been discussed in-depth until now,” explains David Wilson, managing director of Elearnity.

The report highlights that the market changes are as much driven by the potential opportunities of cloud computing, as they are by the importance of talent management itself. Corporate HR, talent management and L&D teams still remain uncertain about the impact of these changes on their strategy and day to day operations, as well as their scope of choice when making purchasing or upgrade decisions.

“At one of our recent corporate roundtables, a number of large European corporate leaders] expressed confusion and real concern about the future of the HR and talent systems market,” comments Wilson. “Many corporate [leaders] have abandoned their original vision of a single all-encompassing ERP/HRMS in favor of a best-of-breed approach. Most attendees had reservations about the role of the ERP vendors in the talent market, and the potential negative impact on level of innovation and user experience.

“Historically, these decisions were made at a specialist talent silo level within HR. There has been a definite shift towards hybridization of learning and talent platforms, but there is little doubt that market consolidation is already impacting corporate strategy and choices.”

—More info: www.elearnity.com or http://delivr.com/1gwwy

A new report reveals the impact on corporate customers and competing vendors of the recent billion-dollar acquisitions of talent management providers SuccessFactors and Taleo by SAP and Oracle.

The in-depth “Insights Report” analyzes the immediate aftermath of these and other acquisitions in the talent systems market. It explores the underlying trends and drivers behind the acquisitions, the broader effects that consolidation is likely to have on the talent management market, and the impact on corporate customers and their HR systems strategy.

“Rather than just discussing the SAP and Oracle acquisitions in isolation, we feel it’s important to understand what’s driving these big market changes, and most critically, what they mean for corporate customers. But these big questions haven’t really been discussed in-depth until now,” explains David Wilson, managing director of Elearnity.

The report highlights that the market changes are as much driven by the potential opportunities of cloud computing, as they are by the importance of talent management itself. Corporate HR, talent management and L&D teams still remain uncertain about the impact of these changes on their strategy and day to day operations, as well as their scope of choice when making purchasing or upgrade decisions.

“At one of our recent corporate roundtables, a number of large European corporate leaders] expressed confusion and real concern about the future of the HR and talent systems market,” comments Wilson. “Many corporate [leaders] have abandoned their original vision of a single all-encompassing ERP/HRMS in favor of a best-of-breed approach. Most attendees had reservations about the role of the ERP vendors in the talent market, and the potential negative impact on level of innovation and user experience.

“Historically, these decisions were made at a specialist talent silo level within HR. There has been a definite shift towards hybridization of learning and talent platforms, but there is little doubt that market consolidation is already impacting corporate strategy and choices.”

—More info: www.elearnity.com or http://delivr.com/1gwwy

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